'Medicare-for-All'...ObamaCare on Steroids
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
Nope to none of the above as it was none other than socialist masquerading as a Democratic former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (and you can see and hear him say it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1okS-KNYgmA), and he said it back in 1987 when he was mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. As the king of all flip-floppers, Bernie is now the chief architect and face of the push for universal health care, as in the push to shove a single-payer system that would devastate our nation's health care system down all 'We the People's' throats.
Thankfully, even while Republicans still cannot agree on how to repeal and what to replace ObamaCare with, at least ObamaCare is slowly but rightfully dying on its own. But what Obama could not pull off Bernie just might, and if he is successful in doing so he would have pushed the others aside in laying the groundwork for a 2020 presidential run.
“Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege...every man, woman and child in our country should be able to access the health care they need regardless of their income. The only long-term solution to America’s health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program,” are the words Bernie Sanders keeps spouting to any and all who will listen. Likening his plan to those of the U.K., France, Denmark, Australia, and Canada, Bernie Sanders claims that whether a single-payer system is fully government controlled or a "public/private hybrid," the end result would be that everyone would be covered no matter if they were employed or not and no matter their age.
Further stating that his plan would both allow employers the freedom to focus on running their businesses instead of spending countless hours figuring out how to provide health insurance for their employees, as well as assuring that working Americans would not have to choose between bargaining for higher wages or better health insurance, Bernie also sees his plan as the ultimate panacea for seniors and people with serious or chronic illnesses. How so...Bernie claims his plan alone would allow them to be able to afford medications necessary to keep them healthy without worry of financial ruin. Under his plan, he says, millions of people will no longer have to choose between health care and other necessities like food, heat and shelter, and will have access to services that may have been out of reach before, like dental and/or long-term care.
And here's something interesting, according to a June 2017 Pew Research Center survey, a whopping 60% of Americans...they probably just surveyed liberal Democrats for this one...said the federal government should be responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans. Amazing isn't it especially since a more recent Gallop poll said 65% of Americans who are not on ObamaCare are happy with the health care coverage they currently have, and are happy with it being employee based and tax deductible.
"The path toward single-payer ought to be straightforward, and sinister corporate interests are the only obstacles standing in the way," or so says Bernie Sanders who ignores the fact that his plan would not only infringe upon at first, and then eliminate entirely, people's right to choose a health care plan best suited for them and their family's individual needs, but would also threaten and then eliminate people’s existing coverage...coverage like I said above the majority of Americans are happy with...especially with them still being allowed to keep their own doctors...something under 'Medicare-for-All' they would no longer be allowed to do.
And lets not forget the doctor and hospital end of 'Medicare-for-All' and how a single-payer system affects them both. Remember, the whole point of single-payer is indeed to keep costs for medical treatment down, thus logic dictates that to do so payments to doctors would have to be cut as well, which means the dollar reimbursements to doctors would drastically drop, forcing those doctors who will (rightfully) refuse to accept lower fees to remove themselves from the system. And that in turn translates into patients no longer being able to see the doctor or doctors of their choosing even if they have been long time patients of a doctor who has exited the system. And nowhere in Bernie's plan is there any mention of whether people will be able to get health care outside of the 'Medicare-for-All' system, whether by purchasing supplementary insurance or by paying monies out-of-pocket to the doctors directly.
And as far as corporate interests are concerned, logic dictates that insurance companies most assuredly want to stay in business and not be forced to close by greedy politicians whose end game remains pandering for votes. And close they would as 'Medicare-for-All' dictates that all persons be covered under its umbrella alone within four-years time, thus effectively phasing out private insurance companies by disallowing employer-based coverage to offer the same benefits as the government. And according to Bernie Sanders, this phasing out is being done to eliminate "improper or fraudulent payments"...something that in reality happens in just 10% of all claims filed.
But the bottom line in all this is that thankfully Bernie Sanders' ridiculous 'Medicare-for-All' plan will not become reality for most Republicans rightfully see it as nothing but ObamaCare on steroids...which in fact it is. And with the Republicans still controlling the House and Senate...even with the RINOs presence...it is of paramount importance that a Republican ObamaCare replacement plan...a plan that would allow for among other things a free marketplace, the removing of regulations on the types of plans companies can offer including the return of affordable catastrophic coverage alone, and a plan that allows for keeping tax credits in place for Americans who need assistance...that type of plan must become law before years end as all could change in 2018 if it is the Republicans who take a bloodbath and not the Democrats.
And don't laugh at that one folks for stranger things have indeed happened in the world of politics...especially when the Democrats will sell their souls if it gives them even more government control over all our lives.
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